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Mattituck seniors say goodbye with beach party prank


If driving past Mattituck High School today, make sure to give your horn a little tap and join in on the fun unfolding on the front lawn.

Rather than lugging backpacks to school this morning, the graduating class brought volleyball nets, croquet sets, lawn chairs, blankets and grills as part of their senior prank. 

The students also replaced the information board with a sign that read “Honk for the Class of 2016.” Every time a passerby did, the students cheered.

The idea is the brainchild of senior class president Greg Sheryll, who worked with the class vice president to pick a day for the prank.

“I have most people’s phone numbers, so I sent out group messages just updating everybody and then they told people and word got around,” Greg said of the idea, which took about a month to plan.

In addition to the beach party, students parked “horribly” in the teachers spots when they arrived this morning, with many cars parked diagonally across multiple spots, Greg said.

“I think it went pretty good, it was pretty funny,” he said. “As the teachers were pulling in they had to drive past the buses and all had to look at us and we were all parked over there and playing volleyball.”

Top photo: Seniors played volleyball and enjoyed burgers Thursday morning as part of a senior prank. (Photos: Nicole Smith)

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